Wow! Here's an amazingly rare African Forest Hog trophy for the discerning collector. If you're familiar with African game, you know that very few hunters have the chance to take a Forest Hog. The only places where they can be legally hunted are Cameroon, Ethiopia and the Central African Republic. Here's your chance to add a truly rare piece to your African collection for a real conversation piece. Educate the uneducated and show him off to those in the know! We have rated this mount as Premier due to the excellent taxidermy and rarity of the piece.
About the African Forest Hog
Scientific Name: Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
The biggest, meanest and rarest hog that can be hunted in Africa. The Giant Forest Hog inhabits the full canopy forest of Africa. They are Found from Ghana to Guinea, Kenya to Nigeria, and Ethiopia down into Tanzania as well as the Central African Republic. However, the only places where they can be legally hunted are Cameroon, Ethiopia and the Central African Republic. The Central African Republic has produced the majority of the high scoring trophies over the years.
These hogs are mainly found in forest grassland areas but may venture into wooded savannah areas and subalpine habitats. The giant forest hog is unable to cope with direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, and also do not thrive in areas with low humidity, thus they tend to avoid these regions and stay in areas with dense cover.
The Giant Forest Hog's habits are very similar to the majority of wild hogs. These animals live in sounders of up to 20 members consisting of sows and their young and a single male. Known to be nocturnal, giant forest hogs do come out during the day. During colder periods and areas where hunting is controlled these animals will willingly feed in daylight. The Giant forest hog can travel vast distances in search of food and will often be seen traveling in wide-open fields while traveling between pastures. Wallows, rubbing places, mineral licks and latrines are all places that will give a hunter a good idea on whether there are hogs in the area as well as their activity.